Category: Clifton Springs

Clifton Springs man killed in crash on Texas highway; local passenger seriously hurt

Clifton Springs man killed, passenger seriously hurt after tractor-trailer wreck in Texas

Officials say that a 41-year-old Clifton Springs man was killed in a crash that happened on Tuesday in Texas. Another person was seriously hurt. Investigators say 41-year-old Peter Smith, of Clifton Springs was driving his tractor-trailer when he crossed into the other ... MORE
Watchdog group tries to identify why NY hospitals rank so poorly for safety, quality

Watchdog group looks at why local hospitals rated so poorly for safety, quality

When it comes to hospital quality and safety, New York State facilities struggle. A recent study released by the New York Public Interest Research Group, a consumer watchdog, says that a lot of factors could be at play. The takeaway from the ... MORE
Midlakes capital project passes with ease

Midlakes capital project passes with ease

Voters in the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District approved a $15.6 million capital project Tuesday overwhelmingly. The final tally was 307 in favor and 72 opposed. Superintendent Matt Sickles said the project will address a variety of facility needs on the Midlakes ... MORE
Clifton Springs teen ticketed after crash on Route 96

Clifton Springs teen ticketed after crash on Route 96

Deputies say that on Tuesday around 7:36 a.m. they responded to the scene of a one-car crash on State Route 96 west of State Route 488 in Phelps. Clifton Springs Fire Department, Clifton Springs Police Department, Phelps Fire Department, and Phelps Ambulance ... MORE
Geneva, Midlakes, Marcus Whitman among Pre-K funding winners from NYS

Geneva, Midlakes, Marcus Whitman among Pre-K funding winners from NYS

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $15 million has been awarded to 26 school districts to increase access to high-quality pre-kindergarten for over 2,000 three and four year-old children across New York ... MORE
Deputies: Driver passed stopped school bus along Rt. 96 in Manchester

Deputies: Driver passed stopped school bus along Rt. 96 in Manchester

A Clifton Springs driver has been accused of passing a school bus and driving without a license or interlock device after an incident on State Route 96 this week. Deputies say Margaret Lamotte, 72, of Clifton Springs was taken into custody without ... MORE
Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office

After three decades in law enforcement – it would be easy to tire of the work. At least from the outside perspective. That couldn’t be further from the case though for Sheriff Kevin Henderson. The 36-year-veteran, and elected leader of the Ontario ... MORE
Setting sun on Christmas Eve (photo)

Setting sun on Christmas Eve (photo)

Shelly Lannon captured this view as Christmas Eve came to an end ... MORE
Clear day in Clifton Springs (photo)

Clear day in Clifton Springs (photo)

It was a clear day in Clifton Springs. And there have been a lot of those lately. This shot was captured by Shelly Lannon ... MORE
Downtown Clifton Springs (photo)

Downtown Clifton Springs (photo)

Downtown Clifton Springs makes for a gorgeous shot. Photo by Shelly Lannon ... MORE
W-FL Tuesday: Honeoye takes down Bloomfield; Midlakes girls get first win of season after blowout win over SOTA

W-FL TUESDAY: Honeoye takes down Bloomfield after delay; Midlakes girls blowout SOTA

The Bloomfield Bombers and the Honeoye Bulldogs renewed their rivalry to open Finger Lakes West play on Tuesday night. This game was delayed shortly after the opening tip because of a fire alarm. When they finally got going, it was a tight back-and-forth ... MORE
Deputies say Phelps man displayed firearm during Clifton Springs incident

UPDATE: Phelps man who displayed firearm now facing animal cruelty charge

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 20-year-old Phelps resident who was charged with two counts of menacing and one count of criminal mischief for displaying a firearm during an incident over the weekend has been arrested on animal cruelty charges ... MORE
Sheriff: Clifton Springs man accused of promoting sexual performance by child released due to new NYS guidelines

Sheriff: Clifton Springs man accused of promoting sexual performance by child released due to new NYS guidelines

Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a 24-year-old Clifton Springs man at the center of a FBI investigation has been released after being charged with promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child. Christopher Cole, 24, of Clifton Springs was arrested at the conclusion ... MORE
New bookseller continues long tradition in Clifton Springs

New bookseller continues long tradition in Clifton Springs

Soon there will be a new bookstore in the village. Generations of readers have stepped over the words “Book Store,” spelled out in black and white tiles on the threshold of Sulfur Books, which will continue a proud tradition by opening in the ... MORE
Everson’s celebrates 50 years of service

Celebrating 50 years of service at Everson’s in Clifton Springs

The folks at Everson’s Dairy/Corner Store are celebrating the business’ 50th anniversary — and the owner has been around for just about the entire half-century. “I’ve been here 47 years, and I am here every day,” said 80-year-old Don Case, who still ... MORE
Partnerships prove crucial to helping local hospitals stay afloat

Partnerships prove crucial to helping local hospitals stay afloat

Several years ago, officials at Thompson Health surveyed their medical staff and area doctors about services they wanted to see the agency provide — or provide more of. One area they pointed to was pulmonary medicine (treatment of the lungs). Michael Stapleton ... MORE
Clifton Springs man charged after causing serious head-on crash in Wayne County

Clifton Springs teen ticketed after causing serious head-on crash in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports an investigation into a two-car personal injury crash at the intersection of Penfield-Walworth Road and State Route 350 in the Town of Walworth, which resulted in two people being hospitalized with minor and serious injuries. On ... MORE
Haunted House in Clifton Springs raises thousands for charity

Haunted House in Clifton Springs raises thousands for charity

It’s a haunted house run by students in Clifton Springs, and it’s already brought in a hair-raising amount for charity. Midlakes senior Coby Reals has been designing haunted houses annually since he was a kid. He decided to go for an upgrade ... MORE